Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Nov 2, 2009.
I won the ballot!
Going up there on 5 Oct in the evening and can bring up to 3 guests with me.
Oh well done! It's ace up there.
I was thinking of inviting you before that post!
In seriosness, where did your tickets come from London Open House or BT @ 50?
not that it makes much difference.
It was the BT @ 50 thing. I'm turning 50 the week before too!
Ah well, c'est la vie. Enjoy. Not sure when London open house ballot winners are announced but can be sure it's not me.
I'll be looking up to you. Enjoy
I'll be up there between 6 and 7.
I had lunch there last month as a BT employee. All was great until they started to rotate the restaurant..... I don't usually have a problem with motion sickness but I began to feel queasy. My companion said she was fine, a couple of minutes later she'd fainted and was face down on the table! They stopped the motors & I had to take her downstairs in the lift.
Enjoy your meal.
where are the pic's? well at least a report!
Haven't been yet.
The menu is a bit on the nouvelle cuisine side, that was my main course, Spiced Gressingham Duck Breast.
That was so good! Pics and details to follow, but I got to turn the key which made it revolve!
My life is now complete.
So me and 3 friends, got there, we had to go through an airport style security check and wait to be called up. The lifts are very impressive, they travel at 1400ft/minute and were so smooth. When we got to the 34th floor we were greeted with a glass of champagne or bucks fizz. The views were good, but would have been so much better if it had been clear. It got dark whilst we were up there and in a lot of the photos you can see the light reflecting on the glass. We got given a talk about the history of the building, which was quite interesting. The speaker said that no-one claimed responsibility for the 1971 bomb, although other reports state the IRA did claim it. After the talk it was time to make it revolve. The speaker asked if anyone was also 50 and a few of us put our hands up, and I got chosen to turn the key. It was in a little cubbyhole with lots of wires, not glamorous at all, but it was such a thrill! Then I got given some special BT Tower chocolate too. The floor did one revolution and then it was time to go down. We all got certificates with our names on and I bought a BT Tower mug and a tin of mints with Kitten Kong on.
That feels like having salt rubbed into ones wound. Seriously jealous and pleased you had a good time.
Turning the key
Did you run a lap in the opposite direction to the rotation?
If not, opportunity missed
No but I did stand with one foot either side of the divide, until my legs could split no more:
That's you at the tory party conference isn't it?
I only just got that
Added some archive photos
In photos – a trip to the top of London’s BT Tower in March 2004
Phew, thank goodness for that. I thought for a minute these were from a recent trip.
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